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From Dennis Lundberg <denn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Release plugin documentation request
Date Sun, 03 Jan 2010 17:24:50 GMT
Dennis Lundberg wrote:
> Hi David
> 
> Great to get some feedback on the docs. I think we have "prepare",
> "perform" and "branch" covered pretty well with these pages:
> 
> http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-release-plugin/examples/prepare-release.html
> http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-release-plugin/examples/perform-release.html
> http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-release-plugin/examples/branch.html
> 
> So I guess we'd need two more covering "rollback" and "clean".

I had a look through the site sources and found a page that covers
"rollback". The page is deployed, but not currently linked. I've fixed
the links for the next version.

http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-release-plugin/examples/rollback-release.html

> David Jencks wrote:
>> I find that the release plugin docs don't give me an adequate idea of
>> what to expect to happen in svn when I run
>>
>> release:prepare
>> release:rollback
>> release:perform
>> release:branch
>>
>> After some experimentation I think I know what happens for some of these:
>>
>> release:prepare makes 3 svn commits
>> - update current project to release version
>> - create tag  (from what? I have no idea)
>> - update current project to next development version
>>
>> release:rollback, in an indeterminate number of commits, undoes anything
>> committed since release:prepare was run for the first time in this
>> release attempt.  In particular if you tried to commit build fixes that
>> only became evident during release:prepare, they will get undone.
>>
>> release:perform makes no svn changes
>>
>> release:branch I have no idea about.
>>
>> I suspect it would take about 15 minutes for one of the authors to
>> update the docs with some accurate info along these lines and I doubt I
>> would be the only one appreciating the effort.
>>
>> thanks
>> david jencks
>>
>>
>>
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> 
> 


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